Skip to comments.Sheriff Joe 'suspicious' of motive behind Obama attacks
Posted on 12/25/2011 7:48:56 PM PST by Smokeyblue
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona's Maricopa County has been under fire for his immigration law-enforcement policies from protesters who simply object to what he's doing, in a lawsuit alleging his department profiles on race, and from the federal government which has canceled agreements with his department to check for violators who arrive at his jail.
Now he's wondering just how much of that displeasure from Washington is being generated by the perceived White House alarm over his Cold Case Posse investigation checking out suspicions raised by area tea-party officials that Barack Obama may use or try to use fraudulent documents to be on the 2012 presidential ballot in Arizona.
In an interview with WND, the sheriff said, "I am an elected sheriff. I took an oath of office to enforce all the laws of the state of Arizona. I take that very seriously. I do report to the people."
But he said he's considering the possibility there are political connections to the circumstances that have developed.
"The investigation, I'm not sure that's part of the puzzle or not. I wonder why they are going after me," he said. "I'm a little suspicious of what's going on. The reason I'm suspicious is that the president mentioned me recently."
He was talking about Barack Obama's recent discussion with some Hispanic journalists, and the question one raised about the government's investigation of Arpaio regarding his civil-rights record.
"The president didn't like the way I enforce 1070 (a state law regarding immigration)," he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
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Won’t happen. This country seems filled with people who aren’t just determined to self destruct, but take the entire country with them.
“The federal agent identified three on the first day on duty, he noted.”
The ONE federal ICE agent sent to replace 100 deputies.
Well, I’m not a “Sheriff Joe” fan: historically, there have been a lot of ‘tough on crime’ Western sheriffs who turned out to be corrupt to the core and I get the feeling that Sheriff Joe is blowing smoke with the best of ‘em. And I’m certainly not an Obama DOJ fan.
So I have to go with Kissinger: “It’s a shame they can’t both lose.” But maybe, in this case, they both can.
Don’t you think that if there were some corruption out there on the part of Arpaio, it would have been exposed and exploited by the media, pro-illegal immigration groups and/or the 0 administration? Do you have any reason to think that he is corrupt?
I do not wonder. It is obvious that Zer0 is going after anyone that opposes his agenda. Using the courts, using the race card, whatever he thinks will work with the MSM beating the drums.............
You make a lot of sense.
Thanks, I try and sometimes am successful.:)
“Well, Im not a Sheriff Joe fan:”
Well, most of us on FR are not a fan of yours, so I guess we’re even. You must be a closet RAT/Liberal because you use the words “I get the feeling,” All you Liberals must be blind because you always “feeling things up.”
“The investigation, I’m not sure that’s part of the puzzle or not. I wonder why they are going after me,”
Come on joe.. your not that stupid are you? Of course it’s why.
Praying for Sheriff Joe - love him!
Arpaio suspicious of Obama’s motivation ping...
(Mooshell having a cow, according to The Globe)
Well, Sheriff Joe is doing exactly what the administration wants to discourage: faithfully enforcing the laws on the books. He doesn’t fit into their world view, so they will have to try and discredit and marginalize him. All the best to you, Sheriff Joe, and keep up the good work!
Sheriff Joe is preparing to take nobama apart in February.
Get ready nobama. Your day is coming.
I suggest the RATS have someone warming up in the bull pen.
” I suggest the RATS have someone warming up in the bull pen. “
Would this someone’s first name begin with the letter H ? : )
Those wishing to contribute to the 501(c)3 supporting the Cold Case Posse investigation may send tax-deductible donations to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office at: MCSO Cold Case Posse, P.O. Box 74374, Phoenix, Ariz., 85087.God, I love this guy and will be sending a contribution. It's beyond pitiful that we apparently only have one honest, relatively high-ranking cop in this country willing to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. You'd think their oath would mean more to a greater number of them than one.
They’ve been after Arpaio for years and years and can’t get him.
I agree with Grut here. I mean, Arpaio is doing his job - a helluva lot better than anyone else with this level of coverage. Like making prison a place that people ACTUALLY stay out of, for one.
But I too am not willing to place him on a pedestal. From a few people I know on the inside, he has a mean streak in him too. Again, it’s within the law - But he can break some balls in a way that only a sheriff can. And his department has guys who Code 3 just to get through intersections, just like another police department.
I’m not looking for it, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he has SOME sort of something going on that goes against his position.
Regardless of their efforts or their results, I just can’t find it in me to idolize authority. Respect it, yes. But not idolize it. And I see that a lot of idolization occurs towards this man, including here on FR.
Actually, more and more County Sheriffs are standing up to the Feds. Mine is!
Just hasn’t gone after Zero’s eligibility. Arpaio is beacuse a group of citizens asked him to.
I signed the petition for Sheriff Joe.
Thanks for posting.
(And I see that a lot of idolization occurs towards this man, including here on FR.)
Who the hell said anything about “idolizing” Arpaio?
(And I see that a lot of idolization occurs towards this man, including here on FR.)
Who the hell said anything about idolizing Arpaio?
I’m withholding judgment for now, but if Sheriff Arpaio did actually succeed in indubitably exposing the fraud that put the Fraud in Chief into our the people’s house, well then a small, unprepossessing shrine might be in order. ;)
little jeremiah wrote: “Theyve been after Arpaio for years and years and cant get him.”
Which does make the theory behind the article rather far-fetched. If the investigation of Arpaio’s civil rights abuses was motivated by the Sheriff’s embrace of birtherism, how did the feds manage to start first? Crystal ball? Time machine?
Now the other direction — the Sheriff went all cold-case posse out of anger at being investigated himself — that makes sense.
"Which does make the theory behind the article rather far-fetched. If the investigation of Arpaios civil rights abuses was motivated by the Sheriffs embrace of birtherism, how did the feds manage to start first? Crystal ball? Time machine?" Which means that your baloney tie in doesn't work, since the current DOJ action and inaction on immigration matters has nothing to do with any attempt to dig up corruption/dirt on Sheriff Arpaio in the past, but rather is recent overt action by Holder's (and by extension Obama's) inJustice Department that is directly detrimental to the MCSO's ability to determine the status of people entering their jails, and then providing one out of a "promised" fifty federal personnel to pick up the slack when the DOJ cuts off access to immigration databases by deputies. That, to my mind, constitutes a major escalation in hostilities.
Now the other direction the Sheriff went all cold-case posse out of anger at being investigated himself that makes sense. Yep, makes perfect sense for the guy to go against people holding the most powerful of the levers of power on the planet just to insulate himself from criticism on the immigration front. I mean, that "birther" armor will certainly deflect any flak that might come his way over immigration enforcement, right?
Dude. Really? You're not even trying, today. S'matter? Too much turkey?
“. . . the one preceding it.”
Referred to #’s 20 an 7, respectively.
I agree with suzyque on post number 7.
The libs hate Arpaio. You don’t think they’d present ANY dirt they have on him????
” Theyve been after Arpaio for years and years and cant get him.”
MANY years....and all the got was a bit of mismanagement by a couple of underlings. Joe is clean, and also FEARLESS.
Things have sure stepped up recently from Obama Admin, going after Sheriff Joe
I just hope the Obama Supporters in the GOP, GOP media, and even on some of the conservative sites...do not turn tail on Joe and the Obama Eligibility issue. Those who have been supporting Obama on the issue have probably been the most traitorious to conservatism and the 2012 campaign.
Obama Eligibility should be a top campaign issue...and the GOP is sure to lose not bringing it to the forefront
You can be sure PhonyCons will soon start attacking Sheriff Joe on the Obama Eligibility issue
Pray for Sheriff Joe's safety.
That would be reason enough for anyone...
We are watching the Federal Government fight against the people of this country when it comes to Illegal Immigration.
They are filing law suits against anybody who is trying to inforce the Federal Law. They are filing law suits against States who pass laws against Illegal Immigration. Boy, I cannot wait until November to see Obama and Holder gone.
That makes two of us. Not only gone, but I want these people prosecuted. Yeah, fat chance, I know. But I can hope.
“...we apparently only have one honest, relatively high-ranking cop in this country willing to uphold and defend the Constitution.” What about Sheriff Mack?
I’m replying to you only because you made a comment to me. What your comment is remains and will remain, like all your comments unread; just as I avoid piles of scat while walking on my property, I scrupulously avoid reading comments of leftist troll dungheads.
Carry on, comment all you want, I and many others just see your screen name and avoid your blather craplies, just as we avoid stepping in piles of excrement.
Too much arrogance and inner conflict. Liberals always really hate everything, their inner life is a mess.
Seems as though 0h0m0 and his gang are very desperate. Thank GOD there are fighters like Arpaio.
Im withholding judgment for now, but if Sheriff Arpaio did actually succeed in indubitably exposing the fraud that put the Fraud in Chief into our the peoples house, well then a small, unprepossessing shrine might be in order. ;)
If Joe gets rid of President Zero, I will personally build a full size replica of the Taj Mahal out in the desert with his likeness fifty feet high on the front.
“(Mooshell having a cow, according to The Globe)’
Yeah, but if it’s in the globe, they prolly mean it literally.
Well, I bet you get some abuse in reply to that remark. Can't say that I am very sympathetic. I don't agree with you, but I certainly would not restrict your right to post your opinion.
I'll give you the benefit of the doubt that your sentiments are authentic and your "divided loyalty" (I use that term for lack of more info on your views) is genuine.
Corruption, huh? Without an example? A single instance? In the face of studies (recent ones! -- what, about 2 years ago?) by US government investigatory bodies that ruled there were no civil rights abuses during the Maricopa County Sheriff's department procedures?
Hmm... perhaps you were not aware of that report. Of course, you could site the more recent (last year & this year) actions by the DOJ to withdraw their support for the state of Arizona and the Sheriff's Dept of Maricopa county. Seems the DOJ simply doesn't care for Arizona law, the federally granted right that Arizona used to have -- and other states still have-- to enforce federal law, and the citizen action groups that object to essentially allowing drug cartels to pwn portions of the soveriegn US. (I am speaking of the signs that warn US citizens to stay out of portions of Arizona known to be subject to smuggling-related violence.)
I don't know Sheriff Joe personally. "Blowing smoke" is a little different than "corrupt to the core". Just using your words here, because you seem to equate the two.
If making convicted criminals earn their food and housing, making them wear pink underwear, not allowing them access to the finest gymnasiums, recreation rooms and hospitality centers is "blowing smoke", then I like what I hear. All of this through the news, though, so what do I know?
Speaking of the Obama's DOJ (you said you are not a fan)... did you mean the one that you do NOT equate to corrupt law enforcement in your post? Because I just thought I might mention a few things I have read about (again from the news, so I have limited understanding). For instance: their refusal to pursue civil rights cases against whites, their dropping of charges on an open-and-shut Muslim Brotherhood voter intimidation case about to go to trial, their state-sponsored terrorism smuggling of guns into Mexico, their desire to try a 9-11 terrorist in NYC, their inability to obey congressional investigation subpoena's, their more recently revealed (by the NY Times no less!) money laundering activities, etc, etc. Is that the one you are referring to? Cuz I gotta say, perhaps the "most transparent administration in history" is looking a little bit hypocritical.
How do you feel about the rule of law, equally applied? And the "draining of the swamp" that is Washinton DC corruption (Pelosi quote)?
Just wondering if you are thinking your position out thoroughly or simply can't explain your inconsistencies.
Does freerepublic.com have an "ignore" button for gruts and (gay) BladeBryan's? LOL
Someone posted this yesterday, it says it all, and I already used it twice (but I think once it was pulled - what’s wrong with the mods these days????!!!):
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
Like him a lot. Wish he had remained in law enforcement, but he’s been out of it for a long time now.
People fawn over him. I’ve seen it. We’ve all seen it. That’s what I call Idolizing. I stand by this. Many my conservative base do hold him too highly.
Now it is exposed how Chicago politics operates and had Obama put front and center. My wish is that many of the congresspersons eye FR now and then and do some soul searching for ethical efforts but I seriously doubt they have good ethical thoughts.
Okay, you owe me a monitor.
There is truth in that statement, however.
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